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Cannabis festivals were given the green light to spark in the park after the Lompoc City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday, with Mayor Pro Tem Victor Vega and Councilwoman Gilda Cordova dissenting, to approve an ordinance allowing such events at River Bend, Ken Adam and River parks.
Under the proposed ordinance, the city could have allowed up to four special cannabis-related events where participants 21 years of age or older could have sold and consumed cannabis. The event “would very likely take place outdoors and would likely take the form of a festival or expo."
Lompoc City Council members spent hours on Weed Day (4/20) talking cannabis, from the city’s attempts to conform with state regulations to staff's recommendation for a $1.3 million cannabis oversight division.
At the recommendation of city staff, the Lompoc City Council on Feb. 2 reviewed and discussed possible suggestions for a second large-scale cleanup of the Santa Ynez riverbed as homeless people have moved back in and large amounts of debris are once again piling up in the waterway.
The city of Lompoc officially kicked off the holiday season Friday at Centennial Park with a virtual tree lighting ceremony, presented by Mayo…
Lompoc voters cast their ballots in three city races on Tuesday, retaining two incumbents, including the mayor, and electing a new member to City Council.
Challenger Jeremy Ball has won the race for the Lompoc City Council District 4 seat representing the southwest portion of the city, with unofficial results showing Ball received 1,390 votes at 60.25%, with 100%, or one out of one, of the precincts reporting.
It was due to a high anticipated cost, as well as uncertainty surrounding the vendor that currently provides the Lompoc Police Department with its vehicle dash-cameras, that the City Council decided to table the discussion until at least December, at which time it is expected the city will have a better idea of the costs and possible funding sources for introducing body cameras.
The program, which is slated to go into effect at some point before Oct. 2, will begin with 30 days of educational outreach to anyone caught illegally digging through trash, with the possibility for fines for offenders scheduled to begin after that first month. The entire program, which was approved by the Lompoc City Council in early August, is slated to last six months.
The governing body looked at various aspects of bringing back a downtown swap meet during its Aug. 4 meeting, but ultimately decided to hold off on further discussions — and possible action — until after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed and public health restrictions are eased.